Mayor's Message
November in Pasadena brings a lot of reasons to be thankful. It’s the season for our annual Can-Do Food Drive, an event that helps stock local food pantries to help those in need throughout the year. Our city’s businesses, restaurants, schools and residents always go above and beyond in their generosity. Learn more about the charities the food drive supports, as well as ways you can donate by clicking here .

The McDonald’s Texas Invitational comes back to town this month, bringing hundreds of the state’s best basketball players with their inspiring displays of athleticism and sportsmanship. Each year, this event generates millions of dollars in scholarship and grant opportunities for Pasadena ISD students and campuses. To find out when your favorite team plays or even catch a live game stream, go to:

Please remember that City of Pasadena non-emergency offices will be closed for two very important holidays in November. It’s fitting that Veteran’s Day and the Thanksgiving Holidays fall within the same month. Let us honor the veterans of all the armed services who fought to protect our great nation so that we are free to give thanks and enjoy the upcoming holidays with those we love. 
#ProgressInMotion News
Good News for Pasadena’s Workforce
Mayor Jeff Wagner joined Governor Greg Abbott at a roundtable recently regarding the signing of Texas House Bill 2784, which establishes the Texas Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Grant Program within the Texas Workforce Commission. Also in attendance were State Senator Carol Alvarado, State Representative Dade Phelan and Texas Workforce Commissioner Julian Alvarez. More information can be found here
Big Student Boost from Chevron
When Pasadena students win, everybody wins! Mayor Wagner was honored to speak at a presentation ceremony at Kruse Elementary as our neighbors from Chevron donated several iPads and various tech items to four STEM teachers as part of the company’s Fuel Your School program. So far, the program has helped fund seven projects in six Pasadena schools, a value of nearly $6,000.
Richey Street Facelift Continues
Pasadena EDC held a public input meeting to discuss upcoming improvements for areas along Richey Street. Design consultants and Team Pasadena (including Mayor Jeff Wagner and Communications Director, Rex Lindberg) were present to meet with local employers to receive their input for potential enhancement opportunities and to discuss some of the daily challenges small business owners face.
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Fall Family Fun
Families in the City of Pasadena had several great options to get in on the Trick or Treating fun this year. In addition to our Pasadena Animal Shelter Pets & Pumpkins and our Parks & Recreation Monster Mash, our Pasadena Police Department hosted their annual   Trunk or Treat at City Hall. Thank you to these dedicated City groups and everyone who volunteered!
City Holidays & Residential Trash Schedule
City of Pasadena offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Veteran’s Day - November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving - November 28-29, 2019

On these holidays, non-emergency offices will be closed. Emergency services and 911 will be operational. For information on changes to residential trash pickup please visit the Sanitation section on our city website. 
Can-Do Food Drive
Please remember to support the Pasadena Can-Do Food Drive this month. Drop off non-perishable food items between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Kroger on the corner of Spencer & Red Bluff on November 14. Can’t make it by? No problem! There are several ways to help out, from donating online to dining out during Restaurant Week. For more information go to:

All the food collected at our annual drive STAYS in Pasadena to benefit these local food pantries:

  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Pasadena Community Ministries
  • Sarah’s House
  • The Salvation Army
  • Society of St. Stephen
  • South Avenue Baptist Church
Pasadena Animal Shelter Adoption Special
The Pasadena Adoption Center is completely full. If you’re in the market for a faithful companion, our team is running a special this month. The adoption fee for large dogs (30+ lbs) is now only $25. Foster families are also needed for pets of any size. Come by the shelter at 5150 Burke Road or apply online at:
November Events
  • Pasadena Film Society: November 1, 8, 15 & 22 (Pasadena Fairmont Library)

  • Pasadena Restaurant Week (Benefitting the Can-Do Food Drive)
  • November 4 (Pappa Yolk's Grill)
  • November 5 (Outback Steakhouse)
  • November 6 (Pepper's Beef & Seafood)
  • November 7 (Savannah Café & Bakery)
  • November 8 (Ernie’s Café & Catering)

  • Can the Fine (Benefitting the Can-Do Food Drive)
  • October 7 - November 13 (Pasadena Central Library & Fairmont Branch Library)

  • Veteran’s Day Holiday: November 11 (City Non-Emergency Offices Closed)

  • Can-Do Food Drive: November 14 (Kroger, Spencer @ Red Bluff)

  • Thanksgiving Holidays: November 28-29 (City Non-Emergency Offices Closed)

  • City of Pasadena Christmas Tree Lighting: December 6 (City Hall)

  • Holiday Lighted Parade: December 7 (Fairmont Parkway)
For a complete list of monthly events, visit our website:
After the Gavel
There are designated times at all City meetings for citizens to speak. The purpose of a Council Agenda is to maintain order and time efficiency when conducting city business.

The recent House Bill 2840 sets out guidelines which state : “A governmental body (ie, City of Pasadena) may adopt reasonable rules concerning the public’s right to speak at an open meeting, consistent with the relevant provisions of law allowing it to do so.” 

It is evident the state law reinforces the way we’ve always run our City meetings. For more information or to download a copy of the latest City Council Agenda go to:
Helpful Contacts
Mayor’s Action Line
(713) 475-5555

Volunteer Pasadena
(713) 475-7259

Neighborhood Network
(713) 920-7948
Madison Jobe Senior Center
(713) 477-0175

Pet Shelter
(281) 991-0602

City Hall
(713) 477-1511